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Analysis: Sketching The Conflict Over The Defense Authorization

The House version of the National Defense Authorization is $4 billion different than the White House plan. CQ Roll Call's David Hawkings says that compromise is almost inevitable, but it might not come for months.


Op-Ed: Send Message Of U.S.-NATO Solidarity

In recent years, critics have questioned the need for a U.S.-European alliance, originally formed to confront the Soviet Union. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright argues the president and NATO leaders must reaffirm the importance of their union to U.S. security.
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Gray Aide Faces Campaign Finance Charges

Thomas Gore, treasurer for Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 camapign, has been charged in a federal investigation for campaign finance fraud and also faces a felony obstruction charge for destroying evidence related to that fraud.


G8 Summit Drives Home Effects Of Euro Crisis

The G8 Summit was dominated by talks on how to handle the latest financial setback in Europe. President Obama stood at the center of those talks, knowing that what Europe decides could have a lasting impact on the U.S. economy and his own political future. Host Michel Martin speaks with The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy.
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Court Rules For Van Hollen In Campaign Finance Disclosure Case

Rep. Chris Van Hollen has scored two victories on campaign finance disclosures recently, meaning that large-scale political donors may have to step up their transparency leading up to the November election.


What Does Ron Paul Want? Hint: It's Not About The 2012 GOP Nomination

Ron Paul knows he's not going to be the Republican nominee for president this year. Mitt Romney has it all but locked up. But Paul's supporters are flooding state conventions, getting elected as convention delegates ... and preparing for life after 2012.

Sophomoric? Members Of Congress Talk Like 10th-Graders, Analysis Shows

The sophistication of congressional speech-making is on the decline, according to the open government group the Sunlight Foundation. Since 2005, the average grade level at which members of Congress speak has fallen by almost a full grade.